The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee opened the door to a special counsel investigation of Hillary Clinton — even as he called for the Trump-Russia probe to end.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) told “Fox & Friends” that the Department of Justice should investigate Clinton, along with former FBI directors James Comey and Robert Mueller — who have each directed probes related to Russian election interference.
“I had a Democrat senator say, ‘Why are you interested in getting into the Clinton email stuff and stuff of that nature?'” Grassley said, “and I said, ‘It isn’t about Clinton, it isn’t about Trump and Russia. What all of this is about is political interference within the Justice Department, is there political interference in the FBI. That’s the issue, and it doesn’t matter whether there’s political influence under Republican presidents or under Democrat presidents. It’s the responsibility of the Judiciary Committee to investigate it.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has directed federal prosecutors to examine Clinton’s own purported ties to Russia as an investigation into the Trump campaign’s contacts with Kremlin agents draws closer to the president.
Fox News co-host Steve Doocy was alarmed by Grassley’s suggestion — but not at the possibility that Trump had pressured his attorney general to target his campaign rival.
“Senator, what you just said is kind of scary for people watching right now to think that the Department of Justice could be political,” Doocy said.
Grassley agreed that evidence suggested Clinton had improperly politicized the Department of Justice.
“I think that we have had some evidence of it look at (former President Bill) Clinton and the attorney general at that time, their meeting on the airplane,” Grassley said. “You look at Comey assuming prosecutorial decision from the attorney general in regard to whether Clinton ought to be investigated and charged with anything, back in that famous July 2016 speech as an example.”
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John Oliver explains how Dems can bring the pain to Mitch McConnell — even if he wins re-election
"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver returned to his Sunday show, fresh off of an Emmy win, to explain how the United States got so incredibly f*cked up.
Oliver began by remembering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and noting that her seat will be taken over by a far-right conservative justice who will unmake healthcare, reproductive freedom, LGBTQ rights and more things Americans have indicated they want.
He played a clip of Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) claiming that America is a "center-right" country, which Oliver called outright "bullsh*t." Not only do Americans overwhelming support reproductive freedom, they also support LGBTQ equality. At the same time, Americans also believe, overwhelmingly, that President Donald Trump shouldn't be allowed to appoint the next justice.
Trump campaign blames Dems for ex-campaign manager Parscale’s reported self-harm threat
The Trump campaign is blaming "Democrats and disgruntled RINOs" for the reported self-harm threat of its former campaign manager Brad Parscale.
"The disgusting, personal attacks from Democrats and disgruntled RINOs have gone too far, and they should be ashamed of themselves for what they've done to this man and his family," said Trump campaign’s communications director Tim Murtaugh.
Former Army prosecutor explains why Trump will ‘get laughed out of court’ if he tries to steal the election
Democrats are still panicking about the plots that President Donald Trump and the Republican Party seem to be cooking up to circumvent the people's vote in November.
Last week's shocking piece in The Atlantic detailed how electors in Pennsylvania could be manipulated to deliver Trump the vote despite ballots to the contrary. After President George W. Bush's campaign convincing the Supreme Court to stop Florida from counting the 2000 election ballots, there is a fear that Trump too could manipulate the courts to get his Supreme Court justices to deliver him a win.